A phenomenological reflection on central aspects of Christian revelation: the practice of faith, the obligation and role of the baptized Christian, the gift of the sacraments, the future of Catholicism, the role of the Christian ...
Author: Jean-Luc Marion
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A phenomenological reflection on central aspects of Christian revelation: the practice of faith, the obligation and role of the baptized Christian, the gift of the sacraments, the future of Catholicism, the role of the Christian intellectual, examined always in light of their inherent rationality and relationship to philosophical reason.
Chapter Five Seeing and Believing and Believing in Order to See The four verbs
of “Seeing” in the Fourth Gospel During his first visit to Jerusalem, at the first
Passover in the narrative world of the Gospel, Jesus engaged in other activities ...
Author: Herman C. Waetjen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
There is a general consensus that the Fourth Gospel underwent two editions. But in contrast to all previous efforts to reconstruct these two editions on the basis of source and redaction criticism, Waetjen maintains that these two editions essentially overlap without far-reaching changes. Chapter 1-20 originated within the Jewish community of Alexandria and were addressed to Jews in order to persuade them to "believe into" Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God. The second edition originated when chapter 21 as added and certain revisions were made in chapters 1-20 by an editor in the Christian community of Ephesus in order to present the Gospel to Gentile Christians and perhaps attendantly to legitimate it for canonization. Waetjen examines John's gospel by engaging in a close reading of various units of the Gospel from the perspective of a two-level drama that presents two narrative worlds within the literary structure of the Gospel. Out of his readings of the texts, one of the major and provocative conclusions Waetjen draws is that Lazarus is the Beloved Disciple of Jesus in chapters 1-20. John, the son of Zebedee, is intimated to play the role of the Beloved Disciple not only in chapter 21, but throughout the Gospel. In other words, the editor of chapter 21 has concluded that John (based on the title that the gospel already bears), is the Beloved Disciple and project that backwards from chapter 21 throughout the previous 20 chapters. Waetjen's thorough scholarship and his attention to detail in his original readings challenge traditional readings of John's Gospel, providing fresh insights into the Gospel.
The analysis switched continually between case- and code-perspective in order
to get a comparative sense of the processes individual actors might go through
as described by Miles/huberman (1994: 207). Mixed Data Analysis –
Author: Jörg Stolz
This landmark study in the sociology of religion sheds new light on the question of what has happened to religion and spirituality since the 1960s in modern societies. Exposing several analytical weaknesses of today's sociology of religion, (Un)Believing in Modern Society presents a new theory of religious-secular competition and a new typology of ways of being religious/secular. The authors draw on a specific European society (Switzerland) as their test case, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to show how the theory can be applied. Identifying four ways of being religious/secular in a modern society: 'institutional', 'alternative', 'distanced' and 'secular' they show how and why these forms have emerged as a result of religious-secular competition and describe in what ways all four forms are adapted to the current, individualized society.
Believing in order to see . 20 . 24 - 29 Thomas is presented here as the type of
the doubting man . To what faith does Jesus want to lead us ( look at Peter ' s
response in 6 . 69 ) ? Believers Rather than treat a theme , say faith , in an
Author: Etienne Charpentier
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Provides introductions to each book, reviews the geography and social conditions of the Holy Land, and examines the style and structure of the Scriptures
Occasionally we seem to see what's really not there, or miss what is. At other
times, we may draw false ... the mind, we believe in order to know. Believing is, in
a sense, the activity; knowing is the intended attainment. Philosophical analysis ...
Author: Tom Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Philosophy at its best is an activity more than a body of knowledge. In an ancient sense, done right, it is a healing art. It’s intellectual self-defense. It’s a form of therapy. But it’s also much more. Philosophy is map-making for the soul, cartography for the human journey. It’s an important navigational tool for life that too many modern people try to do without. Philosophy For Dummies is for anyone who has ever entertained a question about life and this world. In a conversational tone, the book's author – a modern-day scholar and lecturer – brings the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges that we face now. This refreshingly different guide explains philosophical fundamentals and explores some of the strangest and deepest questions ever posed to human beings, such as How do we know anything? What does the word good mean? Are we ever really free? Do human beings have souls? Is there life after death? Is there a God? Is happiness really possible in our world? This book is chock full of all those questions you may have long wanted to think about and talk with someone about, but have never had the time or opportunity to tackle head on. Philosophy For Dummies invites you to discuss the issues you find in the guide, share perspectives, and compare thoughts and feelings with someone you respect. You'll find lots of material to mull over with your friends or spouse, including thoughts on When to doubt, and when to doubt our doubts The universal demand for evidence and proof The four dimensions of human experience Arguments for materialism Fear of the process of dying Prayers and small miracles Moral justification for allowing evil The ancient philosopher Socrates (fifth century, B.C.) thought that, when it comes to the Ultimate Questions, we all start off as dummies. But if we are humbly aware of how little we actually know, then we can really begin to learn. Philosophy For Dummies will put you on the path to wising up as you steer through the experience called life.
That is, one should not invoke this principle in order to “determine . . a priori what
doctrinal position one espouses, and then quarrie . . ancient liturgical texts in
order to find material that could be in— terpreted in support of that position, ...
Author: Maxwell E. Johnson
Publisher: Liturgical Press
What was the impact of liturgy on the development of orthodox doctrine in the early Christian church? With renowned liturgical historian Maxwell E. Johnson as a guide, readers of Praying and Believing in Early Christianity will discover the important and sometimes surprising ways that worship helped to shape what was believed, taught, and confessed. In particular, Johnson considers this relationship in terms of soteriology: What is the role of grace in the process of salvation? Trinity: How did early devotion to Christ and the church's baptismal and eucharistic liturgies help shape the developing doctrine of the Trinity? Christ and Mary: What does the devotional and liturgical term theotokos say about them both? ethics: How does the liturgy contribute not only to doctrine but also to convictions about morality? Johnson also explores the ways this relationship worked in the opposite direction: How did doctrinal developments shape liturgical texts in the patristic period? This is an excellent text for beginning students in liturgical studies at the master's level.
Remember, Paul declared that false brethren had infiltrated the church back in
his day, in order to bring believers under satanic bondage (Galatians 2:4). He
constantly encountered such people. Look at 2 Corinthians 11:13 and 26. Now ...
Author: Ron Craig
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Due to the many misunderstandings regarding the subject of authority in both the world and the church today, this book had to be written to dispel many of those dubious ideas about, and misuses of, authority in both realms. In place of such erroneous concepts and practices, this book offers literally hundreds of Scripture passages that address the issue with divine truth, which cannot be lightly dismissed. Thus, this book dispels the prevailing darkness surrounding that subject by turning on the gospel light. All those who are honest with themselves and God will surely read and heed!
The most important question is the one, which Jesus himself asks of each person
who desires to come and see him; that is, Who is prepared to follow Jesus in ...
Who is prepared to lose the life of this world in order to gain new life with Jesus?
Author: Dennis R. Lindsay
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
'Believing in Jesus' expresses, in a nutshell, the overarching missionary purpose of the Fourth Gospel. The Gospel's Prologue sets forth the missionary agenda of testimony that draws people to believe in Jesus, and the Gospel closes with the words that make this agenda explicit: ÒThese things are written so that you may believe. . . . Quite often, as with Jesus' first sign, the changing of water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana, it was the very disciples of Jesus who believed in him. Especially for men and women who have already embarked upon the road of discipleship, believing in Jesus is far from routine. Believing in Jesus shatters our status quo, challenges our theologies, and changes our lives. The individual studies in this book illustrate how some of the earliest disciples are typical examples of what it means to believe in Jesus. They demonstrate to us that believing in Jesus is a present and ongoing engagement with God in the lives of Christian women and men.
... sense he knows thatmurder is wrong. But does he know thatmurderis wrong in
the sense in which you have really to believe thatmurderis wrong in order to
know it? ('Really believing' in this context ofcourse involves a fairly
Author: Kupperman, Joel J
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
SUM UP So, you orient your life to be able to hold to new mind (NM), in order to
keep possession ofYou, and to stay in the ... keep your key and move to You fast
and quick, instead of being sunk in a cave of oppression, you will know it's worth.
Author: Springer Zempan Shinkai
This metaphysical self-help/how-to book is a practical guide designed to help one recognize what life is for, and, how to stay oriented to living a truly human life. Events that cause one to reflect on the passage of time (like an old song), or an intense experience, often serve to "Wake us up." We may feel an imperative to not waste life on worries, hates, or fears, but to sublimate over the petty, in order to focus on and create our life. To be believing in you. This survival manual will help one overcome oppression, to stay believing in you; doing so, one lives true to what life is for. One is at the pinnacle of humanity, regardless of ones physical or mental attributes, or socio-economic classification.
Secondly , since we do not actually know whether the early Christian texts
relating to Ephesus were received , accepted and ... the members of the ingroups
to identify with these prototypes , in order to increase the cohesion within the
Author: Mikael Tellbe
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
How diverse was the early Christian movement in Ephesus? What were its main characteristics? What held this movement together? Mikael Tellbe analyzes the process of identity formation of the early Christian movement in Ephesus towards the end of the first century and the beginning of the second century CE.
I have trouble believing in the magic of verse . ... I look at the clothing put out to
dry in the courtyard . ... Everyone ' s interested only in going to see the
professional teams in the Capital of the Province while I think of nibbling a sprig
of heather .
Author: Jorge Teillier
Reared in the rainy forests of Chile's "La Frontera" region which had nurtured Pablo Neruda a generation earlier, Jorge Teillier has become one of Chile's leading contemporary poets, whose work is widely read in Latin America and Europe along with the poetry of his well-known contemporaries Nicanor Parra and Enrique Lihn. This English-Spanish bilingual anthology now introduces English-speaking readers to Teillier, with a representative selection of his best work from all phases of his career. Carolyne Wright has translated poems from the volumes Muertes y maravillas (1971), Para un pueblo fantasma (1978), and Cartas para reinas de otras primaveras (1985). Avoiding the bravura effects of some of his contemporaries, Teillier writes from a life lived directly and simply, returning time and again in his poetry to the timeless and mythic South of his boyhood, the "Land of Nevermore."
The assumption suggested that if one is unsettled in one's belief that p, one is at
the same time—somehow—unsettled in one's ... not by turning inside to have a
good inner look but by turning to the world in order to see whether p is the case.
Author: Marina A.L. Oshana
Personal Autonomy and Social Oppression addresses the impact of social conditions, especially subordinating conditions, on personal autonomy. The essays in this volume are concerned with the philosophical concept of autonomy or self-governance and with the impact on relational autonomy of the oppressive circumstances persons must navigate. They address on the one hand questions of the theoretical structure of personal autonomy given various kinds of social oppression, and on the other, how contexts of social oppression make autonomy difficult or impossible.
Here's the irony about having an audacious vision: Sometimes you have to close
your eyes in order to see it. It's easy to keep believing in your vision once you
start getting visible results. When God starts fulfilling his promises in tangible
Author: Steven Furtick
If you're not daring to believe God for the impossible, you may be sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian Life. This book is not a Snuggie. The words on these pages will not go down like Ambien. I’m not writing to calm or coddle you. With God’s help, I intend to incite a riot in your mind. Trip your breakers and turn out the lights in your favorite hiding places of insecurity and fear. Then flip the switch back on so that God’s truth can illuminate the divine destiny that may have been lying dormant inside you for years. In short, I’m out to activate your audacious faith. To inspire you to ask God for the impossible. And in the process, to reconnect you with your God-sized purpose and potential. —STEVEN FURTICK, from Sun Stand Still “Steven Furtick challenges all of us—from the missionary in the third world to the family in the suburbs—to believe God for the impossible and begin living a life of faith beyond the ordinary.” —ANDY STANLEY, senior pastor, North Point Community Church “I don’t know anyone better positioned to challenge you to rise above mundane living and embrace faith-filled audacity than Steven Furtick.” —CRAIG GROESCHEL, senior pastor, LifeChurch.tv “For too long Christians have embraced a miniscule vision of faith.… Steven Furtick reminds us that the God who accomplished the impossible through the great heroes of faith still desires to do the same through us today.” —JENTEZEN FRANKLIN, senior pastor, Free Chapel “This book will show you that your hopes and expectations are truly just the beginning of what God can do.” —ED YOUNG, senior pastor, Fellowship Church